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Milwaukee, WI—A sold out Bradley Center crowd of 17,386 saw the Milwaukee Admirals fall to the Chicago Wolves 2-1 on Friday night. The loss was the fifth in their last six games for the Admirals, who have managed just 12 goals during that time.
Chicago would get all of the scoring they needed in the first period, beginning just 18 seconds into the game, when the Admirals were unable to cover the puck just above their crease and the Wolves Steve Reinprecht knocked an in easy backhand.
The Wolves went up 2-0 with 2:44 left in the opening stanza when Mark Mancari picked up his 18th goal of the season after Taylor Beck went to the box for high-sticking.
There was no scoring in the second period, as the two team’s combined for just 13 shots goal.
The third period saw the Admirals grab the momentum, and had a number of quality scoring chances throughout the third. However it took them almost 16 minutes to find the back of the net, but they finally did when Ryan Thang scored his second goal in as many games at the 15:39 mark of the third period, crashing the net and finding the loose puck. Victor Bartley and Kyle Wilson added assists on the goal.
Milwaukee continued the pressure following Thang’s marker, but they couldn’t find the equalizer.
The Admirals head to Rockford on Saturday night for their last game before the All-Star Break. The Ads return home on Friday, February 3 at 7:00 pm against the Peoria Rivermen. Fans can purchase tickets for this Friday’s game, or any Admirals game, by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or logging on to milwaukeeadmirals.com. Groups of ten or more people receive at least $2 off the face value of each ticket. For more information or to purchase group tickets fans can call the Admirals office at (414) 227-0550 or visit milwaukeeadmirals.com.
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